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What makes you smile?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by halfded, May 28, 2010.

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  1. halfded

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    Hitting a plate at 800 yards in a crosswind? Shaving a few tenths off your draw time? Making sure that tin can knows you mean BUSINESS? Or is it just the noise?:evil:

    We all have that little thing(s) that keep us coming back for more.

    For me, there's nothing better than shooting a nice group. Putting 5 shots in almost the exact same place is a satisfying experience to say the least.

    A close second would be the cold bore shot of most any centerfire rifle or shotgun after not shooting it for a while. Just brings it all back..:D

    What squeezes that smile or quiet giggle out of you while shooting?
     
  2. Nushif

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    I like making things move, bounce, fly or some other thing.

    That being said I throw plastic bottles out in front of me and love to move them around. Always makes me snicker when it pops up, lands, pops up again ...
     
  3. aka108

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    Seeing a beautiful woman at the range who knows how to shoot.
     
  4. CCWB

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    I love the skeet shooting image I've got.
    I'd have to say shooting with my daughter, she'll be 4 this year.
    Taking out a new shooter for their first time, shotting my BP, and shooting a fresh round of hand loads I just pressed.
    All in that exact order.
     
  5. jnyork

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    10 in a row on the turkeys.
     
  6. ol' scratch

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    Openning a can of Greek ammo and smelling that 4895 smell. Also, cracking the seal on a pound of 4895. I love the smell of it--sort of sweet.

    The smell of burned gun powder, shooting 1 MOA with my Garand, shooting my .45 out to 60 yards and hitting target, sending clods of dirt flying while shooting my Garand, killing ducks with my 10 gauge, holding a fine firearm, the sound of an en bloc ejecting, the sprong sound my ar makes when I shoot it,....

    I could go on and on with this.
     
  7. gordy

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    Ringing my 350 yard gong with my 50cal percussion muzzle loader.
     
  8. del4

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    Dusting a clay. Busting a water filled bottle.
     
  9. JoeMal

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    I will say that there's something especially fun about shooting shotguns...
     
  10. Jon_Snow

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    On the trap range I usually let the last bird in a round hang out there until it's almost hit the ground before I shoot. It's pushing a good 2.5 seconds of flight time. It's not often that I hit those long shots, but when I do, it's a great feeling.
     
  11. Buck Snort

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    I just love the smell of H110 in the morning!
     
  12. Cosmoline

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    Successfully shooting the first round from a firearm I built myself. That and finding the perfect handload for a difficult rifle.
     
  13. oldbear

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    What puts a smile on my face every day is seeing my wifes’ lovely smile, first thing, every morning.

    Now for shooting, the fact that I can still keep 12 rounds of .357 in a 2” group at 25 feet in 30 seconds.
     
  14. nitetrane98

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    These days it's shooting small twigs floating down the river with a .22 rifle or pistol. Some of them are pretty small. I'll admit that some may be rotten and break up from the violence of the splash if you only get close and don't really hit the twig. But if it breaks into 2 or more pieces we call it a hit. That and turtle heads at 40-50 yards. You don't get much time to fret with the perfect sight picture. They're usually just up long enough for a gulp of air

    Recently we came up with a game we call Redneck River Clays. We take an empty beer can and a fishing pole. We tie a washer on the line and slip it into the opening of the beer can then cast it out upstream from the deck over the river. When it floats down the first shooter takes a .17HMR and shoots just under the can. If you hit the water just right it'll blow the can 15-20 feet out of the water. The second man uses his shotgun to bust it in air. We swim in the area too so we're careful about leaving any sunken cans around to step on.

    Finally, hitting anything with water in with the .17HMR with TNT rounds. That's just plain old fun.
     
  15. wishin

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    Picking off small rocks at our local 100 yd outdoor range.........
     
  16. joeq

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    Shooting my M44 at the indoor range makes me smile.
     
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    Putting an 800 pound elk on the ground with one clean shot.
     
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    When all the holes touch, and then later when the hole just elongates.
     
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    Anytime I shoot a really good rifle.

    Everytime I pick up either the M1 Carbine or Sig rifle they just put a smile on my face. That Sig just feels so right in my hands after I put the Swiss furniture on it.
     
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    Anytime I get to go shooting with my children.:)
     
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    Breaking stuff. I love breaking rocks with rifles, or dusting clays with scatterguns. When you can see the energy mismatch between projectile and target I have to smile. Stout recoil will also make me smile, even though it may hurt.
     
  22. Tim the student

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    Flowers, puppies, long walks on the beach, and anything with a good beat that I can dance to.

    Exploding prairie dogs also makes me happy, as do tiny little groups.
     
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    Buying a new gun.
     
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    A big smile

    Watching a group of feathers fall on the water after a greenhead hits first; watching a whitetail deer hit the ground dead after one clean shot; watching a gray squirrel through a scope waiting for it to stop long enough for a shot; hearing the thunder gobble of tom wondering where that hot hen he is hearing at;

    I believe that just being out in the woods brings the greatest of all joys; and one more thing, adding to my gun collection...:cool:
     
  25. Magichelmt

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    The thud of a .44 mag. It just makes me smile.
     
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